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A view of Parliament building, New Delhi | Bloomberg News

With 3 pillars of democracy falling apart, it’s time to read the Constitution once again

Constitution-framers wanted these three wings to function independently, with clearly defined separation of powers.
Constitution of India

India’s founders gave us our Constitution. We must prove to them that we can keep it

Indian Constitution is the sole flower in South Asia’s constitutional graveyard.
Sri Lanka's president Maithripala Sirisena | @MaithripalaS

Sri Lanka President not in favour of snap elections, says close aide

President Sirisena's close aide Piyadasa quashed rumours that Sirisena may opt for a snap poll with a dissolution of parliament to end the political crisis in Sri Lanka.
File photo of Sabarimala temple | PTI

On Sabarimala, blame out-of-touch Indian liberal elite not the court

In a democracy, courts may defy public opinion, but on balance, courts are likely to go with popular sentiment.
public servant

User-friendly doormats to safe players: The many types of public servants in India

It's a tragedy that inefficiency and non-accountability overtake many at incredibly fast pace after the initial grand entry.
Ambedkar

Constitution framers did not anticipate use of criminal law in reforming Muslim Personal Law

The emphasis in the Constituent Assembly was that reform of the Muslim personal law should be done voluntarily.
Hiralal Shastri

Hiralal Shastri, the man who pushed for equal rights within Constituent Assembly

The first chief minister of Rajasthan, Shastri also co-founded the all-women Banasthali Vidyapith.
Steve Bannon

The echo chamber is the enemy of democracy

New Yorker editor's move to withdraw invitation to former White House strategist Steve Bannon has sparked a huge controversy.
Supreme Court of India

Disappointed with govt for leaving Section 377 decision to ‘court’s wisdom’ : Justice Chandrachud

The SC Judge, who was part of bench that decided to decriminalise gay sex, questioned the government for not taking a call on sensitive issues such as the recent challenge to Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code.
Representational image | SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images

The word Dalit is not ‘unconstitutional’. It is empowering

What's unconstitutional is telling the media not to use the word 'Dalit'.

On Camera

Workers at a construction site in Delhi (representational image) | Ruhani Kaur/Bloomberg

India’s caste problem has a silver lining: urbanisation, and inter-caste marriage

Unlike villages, search for partners in cities shifts its focus from family and caste networks to friends and professional networks.

IAS poll observer: With Modi breaking rules, should EC give him special security treatment?

The Election Commission has suspended an IAS officer who had inspected PM Narendra Modi’s chopper in Odisha’s Sambalpur Tuesday.

Defence

Satellite images suggest that China is testing and weaponising its naval platforms for space denial

China is now testing laser ASAT weapons from its naval ships

China has already tested missile & EMP anti-satellite weapons from the ground. Now it’s using icebreaker ships in the Yellow Sea/Bohai Sea area.
Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi & Shah have turned India into ‘Jingostan’ & are out to conquer the paranoid country

The Modi-Shah BJP has resurrected dangers & the enemy from the past, and built a scary jingoism. It’s a great diversionary tactic, but it never ends well.